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11/04/2008 02:50 AM ID: 74520 Permalink   

Sarah Palin Cleared on all Accounts Concerning Troopergate


A report released Monday cleared Sarah Palin of any ethics violations concerning the termination of her public safety commissioner.

The report, prepared by Timothy Petumenos, stated that there was no evidence that Palin had violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act. Petumenos is an independent representative for the Alaska Personnel Board.

A previous investigation had concluded that Palin had abused her office. They also felt she allowed her husband and staffers to put pressure public saftey commissioner to terminate a trooper who had a messy divorce from her sister.

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  "Cleared on all Accounts"?  
She must have free checking...
  by: LeroyJenkins     11/04/2008 02:57 AM     
  so who right??  
timothy petymenos or the legistlative panel for ethics in alaska.

somehow i going to side with the ethics panel over someone hired on sarah palin request; something the source doesn't even bother mentioning.
  by: HAVOC666     11/04/2008 03:03 AM     
  Despite his report being pointless...  
...and significantly less important than the legislative panel for ethics, I have to give him props for not killing himself with a last name like that.

Mr. Petumenos...

  by: vash_the_stampede     11/04/2008 03:21 AM     
  You have to wonder the content of the  
code of ethics in a state which chose this woman as it's governor.

  by: bbeljefe     11/04/2008 03:21 AM     
Funny that it took a SECOND committee to clear her. I guess the first verdict was wrong because she didn't like it.

  by: NicPre     11/04/2008 03:28 AM     
  dirty tricks  
This is a last minute effort to gain support for McCain by improving America's perception of Palin. If this is the best they can do, they've already lost.
  by: Mr. Wright     11/04/2008 03:43 AM     
Like the Florida 2000 election, I doubt we'll ever really know the truth.

It seems odd that she is first found guilty, and then later found innocent. I think there is so much political pressure involved now, we are not going to hear the truth.

But let's play along, she is innocent. It still doesn't make her qualified to be President.
  by: ZCT     11/04/2008 04:25 AM     
  Well that's all it took for me.....  
I'm voting for Palin for President.

To celebrate, I just went out and bought my pig 'Petunia' 3 new shades of lipstick.
  by: valkyrie123     11/04/2008 04:36 AM     
  I saw right through it.  
The timing was a dead giveaway. Last ditch political move out of desperation.
  by: LeroyJenkins     11/04/2008 05:48 AM     
Seems a bit contradictory:

Palin, who has previously said her administration didn't exert pressure to get rid of trooper Mike Wooten, also disclosed that members of her staff had made about two dozen contacts with public safety officials about the trooper.

"I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist although I have only now become aware of it," Palin said.

But Palin said her decision to fire Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan last month had nothing to do with his refusal to dump trooper Mike Wooten.

“There is no probable cause to believe that the governor, or any other state official, violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with these matters,” Timothy Petumenos, the Anchorage lawyer hired to conduct the probe, wrote in his final report.

One should take this newly released report with a very small grain of salt, indeed.
  by: goran   11/04/2008 07:51 AM     
I was trying to point out that Mr. Petumenos was *hired* by the Alaska Personnel Board, independently asserting his claim to her innocence, not that there was an official state panel which came to this conclusion.
  by: goran   11/04/2008 07:53 AM     
Petumenos is a trial lawyer, an aggressive one. He'll swing whichever way he is paid to swing.

ZCT is right- she is still too stupid and idiotic to be anywhere near the White House.

  by: theironboard     11/04/2008 08:58 AM     
A third report, which I am now writing, has Palin guilty again. I'll release the details some time or other.
  by: H. W. Hutchins   11/04/2008 09:36 AM     
because according to the wicked witch of the west, she was cleared on all accounts with the first report, which was put together by a bi-partisan committee before she was selected to be the losing VP. I guess now she can sleep at night knowing that she has been vindicated by a state full of elected crooks.
  by: nephew     11/05/2008 08:48 PM     
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